“Print Smart with the Bing Bar for HP Toolbar”

As a busy mom, I’m sure you don’t have time to struggle with difficult or unreliable web printing. You need to print that recipe ASAP for your kid’s last minute school bake sale! Well, you are in luck.

Enter the Bing Bar for HP. This is a free tool designed to give customers one-click access to applications that make everyday tasks easier and more convenient. One feature that’s been quite the success is the Smart Print button. HP Smart Print is a free utility that is designed to save ink and paper when printing from the web.

By using the free HP Smart Print tool,
you can reduce your paper use by up to 55 percent.

By using the free HP Smart Print tool, you can reduce your paper use by up to 55 percent. Smart Print automatically selects and crops the printable area to remove unnecessary content such as banners and advertisements. You can also manually edit the cropped area to allow for even further savings. In addition to optimized web printing, the Bing Bar for HP offers easy access to news, web-based email, entertainment, weather and other valuable applications.

What does this mean? When you print recipes, you get the recipe – not 3 pages of pictures, random site text and ads. Want to print a news story? You get the news story on the full page, not on a skinny third of a page with the rest taken by unneeded clutter. The use cases for the Smart Print function can go on and on.

See it in action here:


Experience HP Get instant access to deals, games, support and more all from HP.

Read all about it!
Get the latest news stories on your desktop, as they happen.

Bing gets you there
Get directions and maps quickly and easily with the Bing Bar for HP, your shortcut to shortcuts.

Sunglasses or umbrella?
Be prepared for a change in the weather with live weather reports and forecasts.

Merge your mailboxes
Consolidate your email accounts to see multiple inboxes at once Stay in touch with Facebook. Keep updated and connected to your friends at the touch of a button.

HP Smart Print
Eliminate wasted ink and paper by using the Smart Print button on your toolbar.

HP Snapfish Photos
Share, store and print your most important photo memories free.

Like what you see?
Share it with your friends on Facebook.

Take stock of the market. Find the most up-to-date financial information with just one click.

Take it to the next level
Your favorite games, right at your fingertips.

Need something to watch online?
Watch it all, from viral videos to breaking news.

Here’s the link to download the toolbar: And, to learn more about Bing, go to Discover Bing.

Here’s the link to download the toolbar: And, to learn more about Bing, go to Discover Bing.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this feature.



  • Nita Rose on January 11, 2012

    I’ve personally found the Bing Bar to be helpful when I need something it’s just a click away and I have to agree that the Smart Print is one of my favorite features as it saves me a lot of paper and ink. You know how expensive ink is now!!!! Before the Bing Bar, I would spend about $30 every month on printer ink. Now that I’ve been using the bing bar, I haven’t had to purchase in quite a while!!! Thanks to HP and Bing for allowing me to put more money towards my kid’s education & savings.

  • Mami2jcn on January 11, 2012

    Yes, I’ve used it and I LOVE how you can crop out ads and the stuff you don’t need. I like to use it to print driving directions.

  • June L on January 11, 2012

    The truth is, I didn’t realize that anything like this existed until I found this post and downloaded it. I have had some very annoying printing moments (pretty much getting everything but what I needed) and I am excited that I now have a program that I can use to get exactly what I want and even save paper. Thanks!

  • Mallory on January 11, 2012

    I personally haven’t used the bing bar much but my 15 month old has! I’ve got it loaded onto Internet Explorer and my daughter while alone with my computer, decided she was going to test it out. Next thing I know, my computer is showing a bing search page completely in chinese!! I’m talking full on chinese symbols and everything! I still cannot figure out how she did it but it was one of those moments where you just have to laugh! Thats my bing bar experience ;)

  • Erica Best on January 12, 2012

    i love that i can have all my fave site with searching or looking though a long list of websites it big and easy to read i love that .

  • anash on January 12, 2012

    I likethat it shows breaking news from around the world! I like to keep up on news….Thanks for the chance to win!! What a lovely giveaway

  • Anastasia @ eco-babyz on January 12, 2012

    I print out recipes and it’s great to be able to crop out whatever I don’t need – I just want the recipe photo, ingredients, and directions please, no ads!

  • Jessie C. on January 12, 2012

    We love using Bing Bar to get directions and map out road trips routes.

  • Mami2jcn on January 12, 2012

    1/12 Daily entry: I hate printing out more paper than I need. The Bing Bar for HP is great for cutting out the waste.

  • June L on January 12, 2012

    Just stopping by to thank you again for the giveaway, for the tool bar info, and my daily entry.

  • Erica Best on January 12, 2012

    daily entry thanks for giveaway

  • Mami2jcn on January 13, 2012

    1/13 Daily entry. Thanks so much for the chance!

  • June L on January 13, 2012

    Getting my daily entry. Thank you so much!

  • anash on January 13, 2012

    daily entry…Thanks for a super giveaway!

  • Shannon on January 13, 2012

    It’s simply a really quick way to print!

  • Maddie Davis on January 13, 2012

    Love the idea will be downloading, use bing all the time for my search engine anyway.

  • Leah Hennager on January 14, 2012

    I’ve been looking for a tool like this all my life it seems :) I loooove conserving my printer paper amongst the other things!

  • Mami2jcn on January 14, 2012

    1/14 Daily entry. Thanks for the chance!

  • Mami2jcn on January 15, 2012

    1/15 daily entry. This is a great tool!

  • June L on January 16, 2012

    Getting my awesome daily entry :0)

  • Mami2jcn on January 16, 2012

    1/16 I think the toolbar is great for cutting out waste.

  • aubrey on January 16, 2012

    It allows me to get rid of things I don’t need to print- ads, etc
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  • Erica Best on January 16, 2012

    daily entry thanks for giveaway 1/16

  • Mami2jcn on January 17, 2012

    1/17 Daily entry. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  • June L on January 17, 2012

    Stopping back by to get my daily entry :0) Thanks.

  • Mami2jcn on January 18, 2012

    1/18 My last daily entry. Thanks so much for the chance!

  • June L on January 18, 2012

    My last daily entry. Hoping I win :0)

  • Erica Best on January 18, 2012

    daily entry thanks for giveaway 1/18

    good luck everyone


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